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Italian Film Festival opens on campus

Italian Film Festival opens on campus

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On the evening of April 2, 150 members of the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland community walked into Strosacker Auditorium to experience the opening night of the Italian Film Festival USA - Cleveland, featuring Antonio Padovan’s “The Last Prosecco.” The Italian Film Festival - USA...

The Mowgli’s concert boasts impressive turnout

The Mowgli’s concert boasts impressive turnout

Julia Knight, Contributing Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Jolly Scholar was electric on Friday night as students lined up to take part in the good vibes brought to Cleveland by the Los Angeles band, The Mowgli’s. The excitement of the concert-goers was evident: While they waited for entry, multi-colored lights emanated from the Jolly’s windows and upbeat...

Playlist of the week April 6 – 12

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“I Was Never There” - The Weeknd In “I Was Never There,” The Weeknd sings about the end of a meaningful relationship in a euphoric track. As with the rest of “My Dear Melancholy,” there is speculation as to whether Bella Hadid or Selena Gomez is the subject of this song, both of w...

Move Over “Starboy,” ‘sad Weeknd’ is back

Move Over “Starboy,” ‘sad Weeknd’ is back

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On March 28, The Weeknd posted a text conversation between him and his creative director, La Mar Taylor, on Instagram about possibly releasing new music that Friday. What resulted was a six-song EP, “My Dear Melancholy,” which is most likely about his very public relationships with Bella Hadid and...

Food, fun and film on campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 6   What: UPBeats: blackbear When: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Notes: Join hip-hop artist blackbear for a night of R&B hosted by UPBeats. Free fanny packs will be distributed.   What: Cleveland International Film Festival Wh...

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” falls flat

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Released on March 23, “Pacific Rim Uprising” is the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim.” With a completely different cast and a new director in Steven S. DeKnight, the new film may disappoint a few fans who have been avidly waiting for it for five years. The film takes place a decade...

“Ready Player One” will win you over

“Ready Player One” will win you over

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Many people said "Ready Player One" was unfilmable due to the multitude of references it makes to copyrighted material. However, in spite of this massive hurdle, an adaptation only truly needed the careful hands of Steven Spielberg, who was able to seemingly pull off the impossible and then some. Set...

Satirical production knocks audiences “dead”

Satirical production knocks audiences “dead”

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

If you had a million dollars and only one week to live, what would you do? In Players’ Theatre Group (PTG)’s production of “The Dead Guy,” Eldon Phelps (Will Erickson), a narrow-minded town loser, faces a tough decision. Phelps is on a reality show that will give him one million dollars to...

Shawn Mendes releases new single

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After months of fervent anticipation, Shawn Mendes fans have finally been granted a fiery new single about winning the battle against anxiety. Mendes has made a triumphant return to the music scene with a powerful ballad. Released on March 22, “In My Blood” details Mendes’ struggles with anxiety. The...

Cleveland hosts 42nd annual International Film Festival

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

This year marks the 42nd annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF42), which will take place from April 4 to April 15 at Tower City Cinemas and other select locations. Each year, the Festival shows over three hundred feature and short films from countries all over the world. CIFF42 asks ...

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